Dozens of Floyd and Polk County residents of the Silver Creek Watershed received a $200 voucher for septic-tank pump outs by attending a one-hour class on septic-system care and maintenance last month at the Floyd County Health Department. The next class is scheduled for 6 p.m., February 25, at the health department, 16. E. 12th Street, Rome.

“Silver Creek Watershed residents are still eligible for the $200 pump-out voucher and may also be eligible for up to $1115 to repair existing septic systems,” said Tim Allee with the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.

Septic system owners can contact the Floyd County Environmental Health Office at (706) 295-6316 or the Polk County Environmental Health Office at (770) 749-2253 for help determining eligibility and for additional information about how the financial-assistance program works. Interested owners can also contact the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission at (706)-272-2300, ext., 116.

Septic system owners can find out if their property is located within the targeted watershed area by viewing a map of the watershed area.